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Rachel Fox, ONE Blog I remind my kids often that I changed the world the day I gave birth to them. Not only did it change who I was as a person, but it also awakened in me a desire to make the world a better...

Bill Gates, Mmegi Onlne They are inexpensive, easy to deliver, and proven to prevent disease and give children a healthy start to life. Today, I am more optimistic than ever about the future impact of vaccines. With the commitment of government leaders in Africa and around the...

PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian.co.uk In the opening address to the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organisation, in Geneva, the WHO director general, Margaret Chan, pleaded with delegates to "remember the people" in the week's debates and discussions. This may seem like an...

Lois Privor-Dumm, Disruptive Women in Health Care We’ve all heard these words: “There is tremendous need here at home,” or “money in Africa has been wasted for so long.” This is why this simple video from the ONE campaign struck me. Through a public...

Linda Horkitz, The Miami Herald Last year more than one million mothers in the developing world lost their young children to diseases that could have been prevented by vaccines. But next year could be different. Pneumococcal disease (the main cause of pneumonia) and rotavirus (the leading...

Mercy Ahun, Managing Director, Programme Delivery, GAVI Alliance I’d like to thank the Member States that have voiced their support for the GAVI Alliance. At the GAVI Alliance we are in the privileged position of being able to provide financial support to countries for immunisation...

George Armah, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Blog Imagine an African mother whose baby is near death and the closest health clinic is ten kilometers away. Her only means of transport is walking, or the back of a donkey, or, if she’s very lucky, by bike....

Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times One cost of the uproar over Greg Mortenson, and the allegations that he fictionalized his school-building story in the best-selling book “Three Cups of Tea,” is likely to be cynicism about whether aid makes a difference. But there are...

Seth Berkley, The Congress Blog There’s one bromide any decent physician endorses — the one about an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure. When it comes to ending the AIDS pandemic, U.S. policymakers from both sides of the aisle have embraced this notion...

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